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Bikini Party is colourful and fresh and just a little old-fashioned. Microgaming can do more than that, but they didn’t go out of their way in the graphics department on this one. Even the card symbols look awfully generic. But then again, you’re not here to admire a beautiful slot. Those drawn to this particular slot may, however, be here to admire the scantily clad beach volleyball girls.
Kitty, Daisy, Sunny, Honey and Kiki, for these are the girls official names, are leaving little to the imagination here and for the most part a female audience will find this sexist rather than sexy. So, boys, this one’s for you. Unless, of course, you’re a feminist and opposed to the depiction of females in such a way.
Anyone who can’t warm up to the theme and its girls may want to look at Dragon Dance, which was released at the same time and works on the same engine with the same features as Bikini Party.
This particular party is getting started whenever you get at least three volleyball scatters anywhere on the reels. That’s when the scene changes to sunset and free spins are on offer. You will get 15 free spins either way and it comes with an added 3x multiplier on all wins, which is very nice indeed.
It is possible to re-trigger the free spins by collecting at least three more scatters, but as usual that’s not all that easy to do. By the way, you won’t be able to enjoy the other feature that this slot offers during the free spins: the re-spin of individual reels. Once started, the free spins will play through automatically.
Whilst an unusual feature in and of itself, it’s something Microgaming does offer every once in a while. After any spin during the base game, you’ll be able to re-spin individual reels. The cost of this re-spin, because it will cost you, is displayed at the bottom of each reel. The higher the cost, the higher the chance of actually getting a winning combination on this reel.
This feature only tends to be worthwhile, if you’re hoping to get a 4 or 5 of a kind with one of the girls. Or if you already have two wilds or more on the screen. It’s not recommended to try and get a third scatter, if you already have two. The likelihood of that happening is too slim to be worthwhile.
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Bikini Party comes at a fast pace, especially if you play on auto-play, which will move our bikini-clad beauties by at such a speed that their underdressed state is less offensive. Perhaps we were lucky, but we didn’t find the free spin bonus awfully difficult to trigger and it we got some nice winnings, mostly owed to the 3x multiplier here.
The slot is surprisingly fun, especially when you win and usually you do, because the RTP on for this party is one of the best we’ve ever seen. Plus, the slot does pay 243 ways, which makes winning a lot easier. Try out Dragon Dance instead, if you prefer a different theme, but like the game’s engine.